Cheap last minute flights

28 Aug 2009 flights
surveyed on 1 Aug 2009
by South Africa Travel Online

It takes a lot of guts to wait until the day before you leave to book your flight, as you may not even get a flight. However, we suspect that Mango and 1time are struggling to fill their planes, as both airlines are offering cheaper flight prices for bookings which are made in the next day or two. Look at these one-way flight prices from Joburg to Durban:





2 Aug 2009 low price




standard low price for the day




Joburg to Durban friday flight survey

After the ultra-cheap day (30 Jul) of the 1time special, their prices are back to normal, whilst BA British Airways is offering their cheapest JNB-DUR flight price since our 26 Apr 2008 Joburg - Durban flight survey, and SAA the cheapest price since our 7 Jun 2008 Joburg-Durban flight comparisons. And as usual on this route, Mango Airlines is cheapest!

Flights from Joburg to Durban *
Bus or train from Joburg to Durban

Mango Airlines economy class
flight JE283 leaves 2035 arrives 2245


Shosholoza Meyl economy class


1time economy class
flight 1T237 leaves 1910 arrives 2020


City to City bus coach
leaves Joburg 2045 arrives Durban 0430


Mango Flex
flight JE283 leaves 2035 arrives 2245


SA Roadlink bus coach
leaves Joburg 1400 arrives Durban 2100


SAA South African Airways economy class
flight SA579 leaves 1900 arrives 2010


Citiliner bus coach
leaves Joburg 2100 arrives Durban 0450


Kulula economy class
flight MN617 leaves 1930 arrives 2040


Intercape bus coach
leaves Joburg 1100 arrives Durban 1740


Mango Plus
flight JE283 leaves 2035 arrives 2245


Translux bus coach
leaves Joburg 0930 arrives Durban 1715


BA British Airways economy class
flight BA6221 leaves 1800 arrives 1910


Greyhound bus coach
leaves Joburg 0830 arrives Durban 1625


SAA business class / premium class
flight SA581 leaves 2010 arrives 2120


Premier Classe train


BA business class / club class
flight BA6221 leaves 1800 arrives 1910


Baz Bus (hop on - hop off)
(7 day pass)


* one-way flights from Joburg to Durban, leaving Joburg between 1729 & 2036 on Friday the 28th Aug 2009. Prices will change.

Premier Classe train cheapest in a year

R720 is the cheapest price we've seen for the Premier Classe train in a year. For Premier Classe bookings and enquiries contact Yvette Lawton at 079-477-6762 (ph) or or Natalie Gerber at 076-792-0883 (ph).

Low bus prices

City to City's coach/bus price of R120 is their lowest since our 2 Feb 2008 JNB-DUR travel survey, and Translux's R180 is the lowest since 30 Aug 2008.


Elizabeth is spending a year in Cape Town, working for an NGO which supports women who fall pregnant and new mothers living with HIV. Respect, Sista. When her parents came to visit her she took them to Namibia, where they went to the dunes of the Sussosvlei. After mounting a dune they had the option of barrel rolling down, walking down, sliding, or swimming down (here's a photo of Elizabeth's Mom taking the swimming route - breast stroke apparently).

Sussosvlei in Namibia

Truly superior pilots

"Truly superior pilots are those who use their superior judgement to avoid those situations where they might have to use their superior skills". Anon

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